I missed the boat on Lianne La Havas, and I have no excuse. Since 2011, the British singer has released two critically acclaimed albums and been featured on NPR and Pitchfork. She’s performed with Bon Iver, Alicia Keys, and Prince. Her latest recording, Blood, is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Yet the first time I saw her name was scrolling through a list of upcoming concerts. Better late than never. La Havas’ voice immediately captured my attention. Pure, smooth, delicate, full, it’s deserving of more adjectives than there is time or space for. One moment she’ll remind you of Janelle Monae, then Sade, before you second guess and think maybe Alicia Keys or Whitney or someone older like Sarah Vaughan. Hers is the kind of voice that reminds you just how rare it is to hear an exceptional singer. Hearing it and then listening to someone else is like watching Steph Curry and then watching the rest of the NBA. She’s an outlier and one that shouldn’t be missed. Lianne La Havas performs at 8 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $25–$35. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com.